A Minimalist 2-Bedder Condominium Renovation
In 2017, we worked with our esteemed client, Sikin, to renovate her first home in Pasir Ris. Thus, we were super stoked to receive her again as a returning client for renovating her second home in Hougang. What used to be a dark and dingy 2-bedder condominium is now a bright and airy interior, perfect for a bachelorette who loves to host. For this renovation, she has requested a minimalist design to maximise storage space and utilise as much white as possible.
We gutted out everything, and redesign the space to give her a cleaner-looking home. We removed the old ceiling works, with the cassette air-conditioning unit, and opted for a much sleeker false ceiling design. This instantaneously opens up the home and creates an impression of a bigger home. For visual interest, we added curves to the ceiling to soften the space.
We created two arches for the living room; one for the TV console and one for the built-in bench to go with the dining table. We also added downlights and wall scones to illuminate and create depth to the interior. We further enhance the arches with a neutral tone of white and “greige” to create a clear definition of the curves.
While the kitchen is relatively intimate in size, we created a separation between the wet and dry areas, thus doubling the size of the kitchen. In order to maximise the storage space, our Designer created a kitchen peninsular that could house the microwave as well as drawers and shelving units. The kitchen peninsular is then extended to the dining table and in turn, becomes the perfect space to host guests.
The feature of the home is the coffee niche situated behind the dining table. This creates a focal point in the home. The pocket door gives Sikin the flexibility to show her decorative accessories on display or have it closed for a more sleek and clean finish. The coffee machine is also accessible from the dining table when she needs a quick perk-me-up in the morning!
For the master bedroom, we took down the walls separating the two bedrooms to create a walk-in wardrobe and study, while placing the bed in the common bedroom. This allowed us to give the homeowner ample wardrobe space for storage and a good-sized study table facing the full-height windows.
We also installed a French door in mild steel for the bedroom entrance. Using clear glass allows natural light to stream in, and brighten up an otherwise, small and dark bedroom.
This house has a generous-sized ensuite bathroom that allowed us to place a standalone bathtub. We used the same homogenous tiles for the floor and walls to create a uniform look. For storage, we utilise the wall above the vanity as well as the water closet to give the homeowner space for her to keep all her toiletries. We also installed a full-height mirror that is not only useful when dressing up but helps reflect light to create a brighter bathroom.
Overall, we love how the entire minimalist look, especially with the white colour palette, turned out. The overall home became way brighter than the original look and more welcoming. To conclude, we are extremely glad to be a part of Sikin’s renovation journey yet again and we wish her all the happiness in her new home! Till the next article.
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